Ellyn Butler

Ellyn PictureEllyn joined the Brain Behavior Laboratory as a data analyst in June 2018. Ellyn performs a number of data-related tasks for Dr. Ruben Gur’s projects, including pre-processing MRI data for studies with NASA, writing validation rules for the Computerized Neurocognitive Battery (CNB), and running statistical analyses for publication on the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort (PNC). She plans on pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Statistics with a focus on neurobiological and psychosocial origins of depression and social anxiety.


  • B.A.   Psychology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • B.M.  Flute Performance, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH


  • Data Analyst

Recent Publications

Morean, M. E., Butler, E. R., Bold, K. W., Kong, G., Camenga, D. R., Cavallo, D. A., ... & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2018). Preferring more e-cigarette flavors is associated with e-cigarette use frequency among adolescents but not adults. PloS one, 13(1), e0189015.

Morean, M. E., L'Insalata, A., Butler, E. R., McKee, A., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2018). Age at drinking onset, age at first intoxication, and delay to first intoxication: assessing the concurrent validity of measures of drinking initiation with alcohol use and related problems. Addictive behaviors, 79, 195-200.

Morean, M.E. & Butler, E.R. (2019). The Medical Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire: Adult medical marijuana users' expectancies associated with combustible, vaporized, and edible cannabis use for medical purposes. Cannabis, 2, 1-18.

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